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Nicolas Maduro Sworn in as Acting President in Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro took the oath of office as Venezuela's acting president and asked electoral authorities to call an immediate vote, even as the opposition slammed the swearing-in as unconstitutional. continue reading »

Venezuela to Display Hugo Chavez’s Body Like Lenin, Mao

The body of late President Hugo Chavez will be preserved and kept on display in a glass tomb in the manner of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin, the Venezuelan government said Thursday. continue reading »

Venezuelans Adopt The Color Red While Mourning Chavez

The streets of Caracas are bathed in red in honor of late President Hugo Chavez, who made the color the symbol of his Bolivarian Revolution. Chavez will lie in state in the chapel of the Military Academy until his funeral and burial on Friday. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Undergoing Chemotherapy

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has received "complementary treatments" of chemotherapy after being operated in December for a recurrence of cancer, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said. continue reading »

Venezuelan V.P. Demands Stop to Chavez’s Death Rumors

Venezuela's vice president called on Friday for an end to rumors about the condition of cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez as the head of state "is battling for his health." continue reading »

New Commission Will Investigate Venezuela’s “State Terrorism” Crimes

The Venezuelan government on Wednesday swore in a commission that will investigate "state terrorism" crimes it attributed to the administrations that alternated in power between 19 continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Met with Government for Over 5 Hours

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that President Hugo Chavez met with members of his government team for 5 1/2 hours to discuss various topics, about which he expressed his views in writing and seemed "very energetic." continue reading »

President Chavez Remains Ill, Returns to Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela early Monday after spending more than two months in Cuba due to complications that followed a Dec. 11 cancer surgery in Havana. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Finished Post-Op Phase in Cuba

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said that his country's head of state, Hugo Chavez, who is recovering in Cuba from an operation he underwent in December, has entered into "a new phase of treatment" and that the postoperative phase "is finished." continue reading »

Chavez in His “Best Moment” Since Operation, Venezuelan V.P. Says

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that President Hugo Chavez is in "the best moment" of the complex postoperatory process he has faced since undergoing his latest round of cancer-related surgery in Cuba on Dec. 11. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Chavez Continues to Fight Cancer, Says Aid

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is recovering from his Dec. 11 operation to remove a tumor, but is still fighting "the more difficult battle" against cancer, one of his top aides said. continue reading »

Venezuela Celebrates 55 Years of Democracy

President Hugo Chavez's leftist government and its opponents held separate events Wednesday to commemorate the 55th anniversary of Venezuela's return to democracy. continue reading »

Latin America News:  No Date Set for Hugo Chavez’ Return to Venezuela

No date has yet been announced for the return to Venezuela of President Hugo Chavez, who underwent surgery more than a month ago in Cuba, but he "has been in very good spirits," Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas said Tuesday. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Enters into New Treatment Phase, Says Venezuelan V.P.

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday that President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from cancer surgery in Cuba, is coming out of the postoperative period and "is going to enter a new phase of treatment that is in the process of evaluation" after going through a "difficult" period. continue reading »

Chavez Has Been Fully Aware Since Operation Last Month, Says V.P.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is calm and has remained fully aware throughout the complications that followed his Dec. 11 cancer surgery, his vice president said Thursday in an exclusive interview with Efe. continue reading »

Chavez’s Brother Says Rumors of Coma Are False

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is making progress with his recovery and is not in a coma, his older brother, Barinas state Gov. Adan Chavez, said. continue reading »

Venezuelan V.P. Meets Raul Castro Before Seeing Hugo Chavez in Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro met with Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro upon his arrival on the island to see Hugo Chavez, still convalescing in Havana following his fourth operation for cancer, local media said. continue reading »

VENEZUELA: At Least 11 Die, 75 Injured in Highway Pile-Up

At least 11 people died and 75 were injured in a pile-up on a highway in the western Venezuelan state of Zulia that included a truck and two buses, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

President Chavez Supporters Flood into Venezuelan Capital

Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez flooded into central Caracas on Thursday to participate in a rally called by the governing PSUV to support the ailing leftist leader on the day he was supported to be sworn in for another term. continue reading »

Son-in-Law Says Pres. Chavez’s Health is “Delicate”

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's health situation is "stable ... (but) delicate," his son-in law, Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza, said Wednesday in Cuba, where the president has been hospitalized for three weeks. continue reading »